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Posted on 08/10/2012 8:43:38 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
In his last academic post the president was even more aloof than the average academic, according to one of his colleagues there.
Economist John R. Lott, Jr., remembers a Barack Obama at the University of Chicago who was nowhere near as open to new ideas as he now claims to be. Lott famously showed that gun-related crime rates are markedly reduced in regions that have less gun control.
States with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes, Lott stated in 1998. Thirty-one states now have such lawscalled shall-issue laws.
These laws allow adults the right to carry concealed handguns if they do not have a criminal record or a history of significant mental illness.
When I was first introduced to Obama, he said: Oh, youre the gun guy, Lott remembered in a passage which appears in Debacle, the book he recently co-authored with Grover Norquist. I responded: Yes, I guess so.
I dont believe that people should be able to own guns, Obama replied. I then suggested that it might be fun to have lunch and talk about that statement sometime. He simply grimaced and turned away, ending the conversation. That was the way numerous interactions with Obama went.
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I’d bet that Obama, Axlegrease, and company have made a ton of money off firearms stocks.
All they have to do is make small talk about banning guns and sales go thru the roof.
Obama was aloof because he is NOT TOO BRIGHT. He was placeholding at a two day a week job while trying to break into high paid political posituions. He is nothing but a Chicago machine pol.
That is the money quote. The man who is the President dismisses the 2nd Amendment. It reveals his views of the Bill of Rights. It is a ‘Bill of White Man's Rights’ as i have heard commie racial agit prop types call it.
Obama sez: Guns, bad! Wah! Whcih way do he go? Which way did he go?
Wow. I had always found visiting professors at U of C to be gracious and very open to give and take. It was the ones who were there for good (or wanting to be) that were the most troublesome.
I had not one scintilla of trouble taking a course with Arthur Miller, who was a CARTER aide. I made my case, showed I knew the material, and got an A.